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Odin

First Name
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
205
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Odin

"Odin" is a name of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Divine creative inspiration". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun O"din
The supreme deity of the Scandinavians; -- the same as Woden, of the German tribes.

Etymology: Icel. �; prob.akin to E. wood, a. See Wednesday

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Norse mythology) ruler of the Aesir; supreme god of war and poetry and knowledge and wisdom (for which he gave an eye) and husband of Frigg; identified with the Teutonic Wotan
Wiktionary

Learned borrowing from Old Norse Óðinn, akin to Old High German Wotan and Old English Wōden. From Proto-Germanic *Wōdanaz, derived from Proto-Germanic *wōþuz (“rage, manic inspiration, furor poeticus”), from Proto-Indo-European *weh₂t- (“to be excited”). Compare Old Norse óðr (“rage”) and Dutch woede (“rage”) and woeden (“to rage”), Latin vātēs.

  1. (Norse mythology and Heathenry) The supreme god of the Germanic and Norse pantheons, the leader of the Æsir, after whom Wednesday is named; the god of war and poetry, the husband of Frigga, the father of Balder, Hod, Hermod, Thor, and Tyr. The Allfather, the One-eyed, the Terrible One, the Father of Battle.

Odin was also found in the following language(s): Norwegian and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Odin

Odin L. J. Lloyd was a linebacker. Odin was given the name Odin Leonardo John Lloyd on November 14th, 1985 in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. They passed away on June 17th, 2013.

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Odin Borson is a comics character.

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Odin Biron is an actor. He has been prominent since 2009. Odin was given the name Odin Lund Biron on October 5th, 1984 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States.

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Odín Patiño is a soccer player for the Club Universidad Nacional Premier, Club Universidad Nacional, and Club León. Odín was born on August 24th, 1983 in Mexico City.

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Odin was born on August 1st, 1914. He left this life on March 24th, 2008.

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Odin Einarsen is a sports team member for the Rosenborg BK.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Odin

His career lasted from 1861 to 1870. Jean-Marie was born on February 25th, 1800 in Saint-Georges-Haute-Ville. Jean-Marie is also known as Odin and John Mary. He died on May 25th, 1870.

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Jean was born on January 20th, 1889. He breathed his last breath on October 16th, 1975.

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Cécile was born on October 4th, 1965 in Blaye.

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Mikael Odin is an athlete for the Torslanda IK.

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How popular is the baby name Odin in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 6 0 6
1902 5 0 5
1905 5 0 5
1912 9 0 9
1913 9 0 9
1914 10 0 10
1915 11 0 11
1916 11 0 11
1917 12 0 12
1918 16 0 16
1919 10 0 10
1920 10 0 10
1922 7 0 7
1923 6 0 6
1924 7 0 7
1925 10 0 10
1926 6 0 6
1927 6 0 6
1928 9 0 9
1929 5 0 5
1930 7 0 7
1932 5 0 5
1943 6 0 6
1944 5 0 5
1964 5 0 5
1966 6 0 6
1969 7 0 7
1970 7 0 7
1971 5 0 5
1972 10 0 10
1973 10 0 10
1974 7 0 7
1975 9 0 9
1976 5 0 5
1977 6 0 6
1978 7 0 7
1979 5 0 5
1980 7 0 7
1981 10 0 10
1982 9 0 9
1983 7 0 7
1984 5 0 5
1985 7 0 7
1986 5 0 5
1987 7 0 7
1988 9 0 9
1990 9 0 9
1991 6 0 6
1992 7 0 7
1993 8 0 8
1994 20 0 20
1995 8 0 8
1996 12 0 12
1997 15 0 15
1998 10 0 10
1999 23 0 23
2000 42 0 42
2001 50 0 50
2002 87 0 87
2003 100 0 100
2004 107 0 107
2005 107 0 107
2006 130 0 130
2007 181 0 181
2008 201 0 201
2009 202 0 202
2010 247 0 247
2011 314 0 314
2012 373 0 373
2013 452 0 452
2014 601 0 601
2015 688 0 688
2016 831 0 831

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Popularity of Odin as a first name

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Popularity of Odin as a last name

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Common first names for Odin

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Odin U.S.
  White 81.46% 64.26%
  African American 5.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Odin

People with the last name Odin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Odin

  • How Popular is the name Odin? Odin is the 3,643rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Odin was the 90,113th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Odin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,179 babies born with the first name Odin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Odin to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Odin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Odin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Odin is Friday, March 19th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Odin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Odin was in 2016 with a total of 831 babies.
  • Random Odin Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Odin is not a popular baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Odin: Your name in reverse order is Nido. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iodn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Odin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 205 people with the last name Odin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Odin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Odin as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.